On June 19, 2022, at approximately 1:48 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 900 block of W. Bloomington Road for a report of a shooting with injury. Upon arrival, officers located multiple victims suffering from gunshot wounds and immediately started rendering medical aid. A male victim was found in a vehicle having suffered multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Two female victims also suffered non-life-threatening wounds to the legs.
The initial investigation indicates that an impromptu gathering had started in the parking lot of an area business just minutes prior to the incident. All three victims were in or near the same vehicle at the time that the shooting occurred. The driver then reversed across a parking lot and struck another vehicle, leaving a third female with non-life-threatening injuries. Residents and businesses with exterior surveillance camera systems are encouraged to notify the police department. It is believed video footage may be of investigative assistance. No arrests have been made at this time, and the investigation is ongoing. Future updates may be provided as they become available.
Champaign Police ask that anyone who has additional information to please contact police at 217-351-4545. Arrangements can be made for information to be shared privately. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may also submit tips to Crime Stoppers by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at 373tips.com; or the “P3 Tips” mobile app.
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